Tamar Kelly

Tamar was first taught “Down Dog” at the age of three, by her father who lived and worked in India prior to her birth.

She became serious about Iyengar yoga many years later after sustaining an injury while performing theatre in 1995. While the attraction to this form of yoga was firstly a physical one, over time she was struck by the depth, beauty, discipline and vividness of the B.K.S. Iyengar’s method – all attractive qualities to an artist.


After a vigorous apprenticeship with senior Iyengar instructor, Glenn Ceresoli, Tamar left behind a twenty-year career as an actress and dancer to dedicate herself to teaching. She went on to run two large yoga studios in Sydney, Australia, before moving to New York City in 2005. There she was blessed to continue her training with Mary Dunn, James Murphy, Brooke Myers and Patricia Walden.


In 2007, Tamar began teaching at the prestigious Iyengar Yoga Institute in Manhattan, NY and in 2009 was awarded a place on the faculty. The same year she was invited to perform at the Yoga Journal conference in New York with the Iyengar Yoga Trio. Tamar also taught yoga at Columbia University both to the staff and the students enrolled in the Physical Education Program. In addition, she taught private classes to many celebrity students including Mira Niar, Andre Gregory and Martha Stewart.


In 2011 she moved to Warsaw to teach with Henryk Liskiewicz. There they ran a successful Iyengar Yoga school, iJOGA Poland, working with students of all levels of ability, from those needing special programs and attention in the Medical classes, to Teacher Training Programs and even Continuing Education Programs for already certified teachers.


Tamar is passionate about the Iyengar Yoga method; its depth, both physical and spiritual. She continues to study and practice the art of Iyengar Yoga under the tutelage of senior teachers, Manouso Manos, Carrie Owerko and Stephanie Quirk. She also visits India regularly to study with the Iyengar family, to whom she is dedicated.


She teaches classes and workshops internationally.  Tamar is certified at the Junior Intermediate III level.

Tamar Kelly instructs the following:
  • Saturday Series - After URDHVA DHANURASANA
  • You can push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana – hurray!!! Now where to? Many of the back bends from here get more compact, involve more complicated, and at times almost contrary actions. The key here is to create space in the joints and the vertebrae even as the poses get tighter. This must be done consciously and methodically so as to not over tax areas that are naturally more flexible and underwork areas that are not. It is moulding and sculpting.

    Saturday Series workshops are suitable for Iyengar Yoga practitioners Level 2/3 & up with a consistent personal practice that includes Inversions, Students must be able to kick up into headstand and hold for at least 3-4 minutes and be working on Urdhva Danutasana

    Date: Saturday September 2nd 2017
    Time:3pm - 5.30pm
    Cost: $40

    Bookings are essential and can be made directly with Tamar at Iyoga Project via email tamar@iyogaproject.com or Phone: 0499 088 990